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LOOKING FOR A CROSS-COUNTRY SKI ADVENTURE WITH YOUR DOG? DOGFRIENDLY.COM ANNOUNCES ITS TOP TEN CROSS COUNTRY SKI RESORTS THAT WELCOME YOUR POOCH

From a list of 50 Dog-friendly cross-country ski resorts and nordic centers throughout the United States, Bretton Woods Mountain Resort in New Hampshire and McGuires Resort in Michigan top the list.

POLLOCK PINES, CA -- March 1, 2005 -- Do you want to go cross country skiing but do not want to leave your pup at home? Well, now you can take your dog with you to visit some of the Nation's best cross country ski areas. DogFriendly.com, which finds places that welcome your dog, has put together a list of the 10 best dog-friendly cross country ski resorts in the United States. Criteria for the ski resorts include overall pet-friendliness, ability to rent skis at the trailhead without driving, allowing dogs on groomed trails, the length of trails that welcome dogs, and pet-friendly on-site lodging. The top 10 dog-friendly ski resorts are as follows:

1. Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, New Hampshire: 8 kilometers of groomed trails for dogs and on-site fido-friendly lodging at the Bretton Arms Country Inn. Dogs need to be leashed on the trails and at the resort.

2. McGuires Resort, Michigan: Dogs allowed on all 10 kilometers of groomed trails and on-site pet-friendly lodging at the McGuires Resort.  Dogs need to be leashed on the trails and at the resort.

3. Bear Notch Ski Touring Center, New Hampshire: Dogs allowed on most of the over 40 kilometers of groomed trails. Dog can be off-leash if under voice control.

4. Carter's X-C Ski Center, Oxford and Bethel, Maine: Dogs allowed at both centers which each have over 40 kilometers of groomed trails. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control.

5. Tamarack Resort Nordic Center, Idaho: Dogs allowed on all of the 22 kilometers of groomed trails. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control.

6. Jackson Hole Nordic Center, Wyoming: Dogs allowed on almost half of the 17 kilometers of groomed trails. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control.

7. Craftsburg Outdoor Center, Vermont: Dogs allowed on two groomed 7 kilometer loop trails that go around the lake. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control.

8. Devils Thumb Resort, Colorado: Dogs allowed on a special 8 to 10 kilometer groomed trail. Dogs need to be leashed on the trails and at the resort.

9. Flagstaff Nordic Center, Arizona: Dogs are welcome on the 5.7 kilometer Skijoring Trail. Dogs need to be on a leash or harness.

10. Bethel Inn and Country Club, Maine: Dogs allowed on a 2 kilometer groomed trail and on-site pet-friendly lodging at the Bethel Inn and Country Club. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control. 

DogFriendly.com lists nearly 50 pet-friendly cross country ski resorts in 17 states. The states with the most dog-friendly cross country ski resorts are Maine with 9, and Colorado with 7. All of these resorts rent skis on the premises and some have pet-friendly lodging on-site.

DogFriendly.com, founded in 1998,  offers a free web site of dog-friendly places and publishes  paperback books including "DogFriendly.com's  United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide". The books are available at a bookstore near you or online at http://www.dogfriendly.com.

Press Contact:
Len Kain
DogFriendly.com, Inc.
1-877-475-2275
email@dogfriendly.com
http://www.dogfriendly.com

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